Harry H. White
Harry H. White of Columbia died Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was 77.
He was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Batesville, Ark., to Harry White Sr. and Margaret White. He married Serena Rankin on Dec. 21, 1957.
Dr. White attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine from 1954 to 1958. He was an avid fan of KU basketball all his life, his daughter Rebecca Freyre said. He kept in touch with the members of the team that played during his college years.
Dr. White lived in Columbia nearly 30 years and worked as a neurologist at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. He served as the chairman of neurology, Freyre said. He entered private practice in neurology and child neurology in Columbia and retired in 2008.
Dr. White was a World War II enthusiast and had more than 100 collectors' guns that have been sent to be sold at an auction out of state. He was the president of the local National Rifle Association for a number of years, Freyre said.
Freyre said Dr. White had a great sense of humor. He loved to laugh and play practical jokes on his friends and his family, including his 5-year-old nephew, whom he scared with a monster mask. Freyre said Dr. White was a wonderful father and grandfather.
"He's always been there for us," she said.
Dr. White is survived by his wife, Serena R. White; two daughters, Rebecca Freyre and her husband, Fernando, of Denver, and Maria Brooke Schulte and her husband, Matthew, of Denver; a son, David White of Meriden, Conn.; a sister, Alice White of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, C.R. Mondy and his wife, Peg, of Shiner, Texas; six grandchildren, Coulter, David and Eli Freyre, and Matthew, Joseph and Amy Schulte, all of Denver; and nine nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 101 N. 10th St.
Memorial contributions may be made to any organization or charity.
Online condolences may be posted at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.